Budapest based Shirokuma Ltd. has announced the release of the new edition of Notre Dame de Budapest (NDB) Pipe Organ Samples.
“We have not stopped working since we announced the new edition and
we are happy to report that we can offer even more than what we
promised,” said Csaba Huszty, NDB architect and lead engineer. “The new
edition features over 60 organ stops and combinations and exceeds the
previous version in just about every detail. We have included even a
7-channel impulse response reverb to illustrate the capabilities of the
new GigaStudio version.”
“The library has now more than 3000 samples, recorded and processed
in 96 kHz/32-bit. Besides the organ sounds, NDB has the capability of
imitating live recordings using various background sound effects often
heard at the cathedral. While we still believe that a sampling library
cannot compete with a real instrument, we do hope that the nearly two
years of post processing helped us achieve a yet unheard level of sound
realism and authenticity, and create a mature, easy-to-use structure
for the largest pipe organ sampling library to date.”
The stops and combinations of the new library, which fill 6 DVDs
with more than 22 GB of sample data, were chosen in cooperation with
award-winning concert organists and pipe organ experts. Shirokuma also
paid heed to user feedback and included content requested by its
?€˜To be honest, this is the moment we have been waiting for over a
year?€™ ?€“ said Shirokuma CEO Szabolcs Varga. ?€˜Now that GigaStudio 3
is finally out, we can show the world what we are really capable of. We
hope Hungary will now become a better known place among sound sample
Besides the Full Edition, the new library, which features 24-bit,
48-kHz samples, an entry-level Compact Edition is also available. To
preserve backward compatibility, Shirokuma made both editions available
in 16-bit format, so that GigaStudio 2.x users can benefit from the
enhancements of the new library as well.
Price and availability
Notre Dame de Budapest Pipe Organ Samples v3 is available now. It can be purchased at NDB website, http://www.ndb.hu.
The recommended list prices of NDB Full and Compact Editions are ?‚?350
($419) and ?‚?99 ($119), respectively. More than fifty percent of the
income goes directly to the cathedrals to maintain their organs, part
of world heritage.
For more information and and extensive collection of demos of the new library, please visit the NDB website.